News archive - March 2015

Monday, March 30, 2015

The FACS on Molecular Biology's new laser

FACS laser

Last week, the Molecular Biology core facility lab unveiled its newest analytical service: the BD FACSAria™ Fusion fluorescence-activated cell sorter (FACS).

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Velocity Science startups win big at Velocity Fund Finals

Time-release capsules, UV responsive marker ink and a hand-held device that measures vitamin levels have won Velocity Science startups $60,000 at the 2015 Winter Velocity Fund Finals.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Rethinking wetland restoration: smaller wetlands more valuable than previously thought

The Prarie Pothole Region wetlands. Photo credit: Ducks Unlimited, Inc.

Most efforts to protect and restore wetlands mistakenly focus on preserving only total wetland area, with no consideration of ecosystem services provided by different wetland types, according to a new study from the University of Waterloo.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Waterloo scientists find disturbingly little about plastics in the Great Lakes

Canada Excellence Research Chair Philippe Van Cappellen

Recent coverage about the pygmy sperm whale that died in Halifax Harbour with a belly full of plastic is a sad reminder of the growing amount of plastic litter found in the oceans. Unfortunately, plastic debris may be an equal if not greater environmental problem for the Great Lakes.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Science entrepreneurs to compete at upcoming Velocity Fund Finals

From implantable bio-sensors to a UV-responsive marker to medical 3D printing, the Winter 2015 Velocity Fund Finals competition will be as fun and fierce as always. These finals will showcase a variety of Science entrepreneurs.